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    Al Jazeera America Announces Doc Series From Joe Berlinger and Alex Gibney

    When Al Jazeera America launched in August, it left open the question of how the new cable news network would handle documentary programming, something fellow news channel CNN has been doing with high profile premieres like "Blackfish" and "Pandora's Promise."

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    Sundance Review: Fela Kuti's Wild Life of Sex, Drugs, and Afrobeat Takes Center Stage in 'Finding Fela'

    "Finding Fela," prolific documentarian Alex Gibney’s latest work, faces the challenge of depicting a contradictory artist.

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    Director Alex Gibney To Receive WGA's Paul Selvin Award

    Almost a year after Alex Gibney first premiered his acclaimed and controversial documentary "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks" at Sundance, he has been chosen as the Paul Selvin Award recipient by the Writers Guild of America, West. This marks the first time a documentary film has won the ho...

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    ESPN Announces '30 for 30: Soccer Stories' Doc Series, Featuring Directors Alex Gibney, Brett Ratner and More

    ESPN will be home to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, so to accompany the event the network had commissioned a series of soccer-centric documentaries that will premiere in April.

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    CNN Orders Alex Gibney and Robert Redford Docuseries 'Death Row Stories,' Narrated by Susan Sarandon

    CNN has ordered "Death Row Stories," a new eight-part original series from Alex Gibney and Robert Redford. Each episode of the series will unravel a different capital murder case, calling into question different beliefs about the death penalty and the justice system.

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    Complicit in THE ARMSTRONG LIE

    In no other place are we so desperate to crown monarchs, to live vicariously through victory and wealth, than in the realm of celebrity. We are smitten by the success of others. In Lance Armstrong, we were given a character for the ages.

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    Director Alex Gibney's IDA Speech on The Folly of Objectivity and Why He's Drawn to Abuses of Power

    At their annual awards ceremony last Sunday, The International Documentary Association (IDA) presented Academy Award and Emmy Award winning director Alex Gibney with the 2013 Career Achievement Award.

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    Watch: 1-Hour Documentary Director Roundtable With Errol Morris, James Toback, Alex Gibney & More

    We'll here's something that will sit nicely alongside our 15 Best Documentaries Of 2013 -- a one hour THR roundtable with some of the filmmakers who brought forth some of biggest highlights of the year: Errol Morris ("The Unknown Known"), Lucy Walker ("The Crash Reel"), Alex Gibney ("The Armstrong L...

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    Sundance 2014: Buzzy Premieres Lean Toward Comedy, Documentary All-Stars Unveiled, Redford Books Failure Workshop

    The Sundance Film Festival has unveiled the films selected to screen in its out-of-competition Premieres and Documentary Premieres sections. This is where the better-known directors and stars show up for red carpet walks in front of the Eccles Theater, and where much of the acquisition heat will be ...

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    IDA Documentary Awards Honor 'The Square,' 'Armstrong Lie' Director Alex Gibney, Laura Poitras and More

    The International Documentary Association unveiled their 2013 IDA Documentary Award winners at a ceremony Friday evening in Los Angeles. Top honors went to Jehane Noujaim's Egyptian revolution doc "The Square" for Best Feature, set to premiere on Netflix in January and currently sitting on the 2014 ...

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